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Tree Tops At Bench Mtn - Spectacular Log Home, Hot Tub Wi-fi

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8 Large Kitchen, Mountain Views

STUNNING - 4 bedrooms with 4.5 baths, an upscale, secluded log home on 2.5 acres with a HOT TUB, in the mountains above Cowee Valley. The living room features a two-story stone fireplace and 46' flat screen HD TV. Large wrap around deck with mountain views, 3 king suites with large walk-in closets (master bath includes clawfoot tub), 3800 sq. ft., built in 2007, rents from $1200 per wk. Enjoy the second floor loft overlooking the living room with mountain views. Child (port-a-crib/high chair) and dog friendly (no cats) with plenty of parking and 1 car garage. Located at 3000 ft. Great vacation get away in the Smoky Mountains. Watch the glorious sunrises and sunsets from the deck or hot tub! There is a Foosball table and large TV located in the basement Recreation Room. BOOK NOW!

Michael & Joan Holliday
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Michael & Joan Holliday

Our family has been coming to the mountains around Franklin for over 30 years. Whether a summer vacation with our children or with the Boy Scouts hiking the Appalachian Trail, the cool breezes, lush surroundings and natural beauty have always amazed us. We welcome the chance to share this beauty with you and

hope that you will find yourselves revitalized and will wanting to return to Tree Tops at Bench Mountain in the North Carolina Mountains.

Michael & Joan Holliday purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Michael & Joan Holliday chose Smoky Mountains

Gem mining, Smoky Mountain Park, white water rafting, trails, waterfalls, 3-mile Greenway path along the Little Tennessee River in Franklin. So much to do, so little time. Come and enjoy it from Tree Tops!

What makes this cabin unique

Quiet solitude, Amish rockers, Cardinals and Yellow Finches not to mention Hummingbirds. The wild life is outstanding. Close to Smoky Mountains National Park and Nantahala Outdoor Center, Dry Falls, Whiteside Mountain Trail near Highlands. What better way to spend your vacation.



Franklin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • King suites have own baths, bath in rec. room area with .5 bath in entry hall.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 upstairs - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 Upstairs - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - basement - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , This is a bunk bed.
  • Additional beds in rec. room, great for children. (1 full, 2 twins)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Come enjoy a quiet, serene getaway off a private road near the top of Bench Mountain in North Carolina. Bountiful variety of bird life, wild turkeys, deer, fox, and an occasional bear.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Tree Tops At Bench Mtn - Spectacular Log Home, Hot Tub Wi-fi
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

The property is spacious, clean and thoughtfully planned with many items from home provided.

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a memorable week at Treetops cabin; one we will cherish forever. My mom enjoyed the master suite on the main floor, while my brother and sister in law took one of the upstairs bedrooms, and my husband and I took the other. Two of the 3 teenage boy cousins shared the downstairs bunk beds and one slept on the futon upstairs. The bunk bed was a bit short , especially the top for the boys (5-10"), but they made it work. One VERY nice feature of this rental for me is the fact that it had 4 full baths and 1 1/2 bath. This is a huge plus!!!!!! Also, I loved the wood and tile flooring. They create a sense of cleanliness that carpeted flooring cannot exude. Since we had 9 people staying in the home, the large fully equipped kitchen and kitchen table were a great feature. Also, we greatly enjoyed the fire pit and large porch. We spent mornings and evenings sharing stories and conversation there. I truly don't have anything negative to say about the home only maybe a few things to be aware of. For us the location was too far from the activities we desired to do. We ended up spending at least 2 hours round trip driving everyday. Mountain miles are driven mostly at about 35 mph and it can be stressful for those not accustomed to the drive. With that said, we did not let that fact hinder our planned activities. Ultimately, we had a wonderful time at Treetops, one which will be loved and remembered for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Mike & Joan Holliday
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Beautiful and Spacious Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Tree Tops cabin was very well taken care of and super clean. The wrap around porch was gated so it was easy to let our dog run around. We also enjoyed how spacious it was, with a fully equipped kitchen and lots of windows! We would definitely recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a nice getaway and hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you finally got to cabin and had a great visit.
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Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a great cabin to getaway from everything for the weekend. The pictures don't do this cabin justice! Michael was very accommodating especially with the wild fire conditions. He was willing to work with us since there was a good bit of smoke in the area and his main concern was to make sure we had a good time. Everything was great from the beds to the hot tub! We had plenty of room for all 8 of us. I would definitely go back

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy you had a great time despite the smoke in the area. Hope to see you again next year.
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The Fall leaves were absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This was the 2nd year to spend a week at this beautiful home on the top of Bench Mountain. We come in the Fall when the leaves are at their peak. This home has everything that's needed for a large family of all ages. Michael and Joan have the kitchen stocked with everything you need to cook and serve a large group. Anything we need, they have it! The 3 large bedrooms are so comfortable! The beds are amazing! There are 3 levels, so everyone can spread out and do what's fun for them! We loved the wrap around porch with beautiful secluded views! The fire pit was the main event for the kids and adults. The wood is supplied for fantastic fires for making somores. The hot tub was great! Something for everyone! The house is always so clean and fresh! Decorated for Fall, felt like home! Thanks again! Oh, and this house is extra special if you are a Buckeye!!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A vacation we will never forget!

  • 5 of 5

We were so blessed by our stay at the Holliday's Cabin! With many different ages in our party, there was something for everyone. The cabin and surroundings could not have been more beautiful and I only wish we could have stayed longer, to take in more. The Holliday's were so extremely helpful when it came to booking as well as figuring out what to do in the area. The cabin was fully equipped and made accommodating our large family a breeze. Our family was able to enjoy the local sights from hiking Whiteside Mt, Wayah Bald, The Road to Nowhere and the Appalachian Trail. We relaxed by shopping locally and swimming in the Little Tennessee as well as soaking in the hot tub in the evenings after a full day. Our family adventure included taking The Smokey Mountain Railway to Zipline the mountain tops and white water raft at the NOC. All easily accessible from Franklin as Mountain travel goes. Our July 4th Celebration in the Smokey Mountains did not disappoint!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy your "holiday" at the Hollidays was so enjoyable. Please come back and stay with us again. Mike and Joan
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What an amazing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin for the weekend for my daughter's graduation from WCU and we had a fantastic weekend! This cabin is away from all the hustle and bustle, yet it's close enough to dining and grocery stores with just a short drive. We invited our family to stay with us, so they could attend the graduation as well, and we made some awesome memories. The kitchen is wonderful & well equipped. We made some delicious meals. The wrap around porch offers beautiful, scenic views of the surrounding mountains. We were able to take our little dog with us and he had a blast hiking around the property and running around the porch. Our family fell in love w/this cabin and we vowed to make this an annual trip. Thank you to the owners who were accommodating & helpful!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congrats on your daughter's graduation from WCU. We're happy you had a great time piece of paradise. Michael Holliday owner
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Franklin Municipal
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Bryson City
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Caffe Rel
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Maggie Valley
Car: necessary

1 mile from an active ruby mine, trails close by, world-class kayaking,


Rates & Availability

Franklin Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Weeks
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $125

Holiday weekends are a minimum three-night rental except as otherwise noted. $50 refundable pet deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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